A train bound for Los Angeles resumed service this evening after it crashed into a truck just south of San Jose this morning and remained stopped at the scene for more than seven hours for repairs.
The train was traveling from Seattle to Los Angeles when it struck the truck at around 11 a.m. near Monterey Highway and Palm Avenue, an Amtrak spokesman said. Information regarding the condition of the truck's driver was not immediately known, spokesman Cliff Cole said.
None of the train's crew or its 161 passengers were injured, Cole said. The train's lead engine was damaged in the collision and the train and its passengers remained at the scene until about 6:20 p.m. while repairs were completed, Cole said.
The train was stopped on tracks that are shared by Caltrain and passengers traveling from San Jose to Gilroy were transferred to Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority shuttle buses to avoid the impacted tracks.
Updated at 7:50 p.m.
--Bay City News